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  1. #11
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    Default Re: DIY Wader Repair

    I stupidly went to put some wader studs in the soles of my Oceans the problem was they are too long , what glue would you suggest to apply to the studs to act as a sealant ? Thank you.

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    Default Re: DIY Wader Repair

    Aquasure is the right stuff Noel
    I done the same thing a few years ago, if you put a dubbing needle or darning needle into the stud hole then aquasure around it, when you pull out the needle it creates a vacuum and pulls the aquasure into the hole.

    I'm surprised at people paying good money for waders then scrimping on adhesive to mend them?

    What size are you? I've a pair of ocean felt studded if there any interest to you?

    Al
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    Default Re: DIY Wader Repair

    Thanks Al , I am a size 8 but if I can't repair them I have a decent sum of money to spend in John Norris this month and how many rods does a man need.

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    Default Re: DIY Wader Repair

    Did anyone else try using UHU with acetone?

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    Default Re: DIY Wader Repair

    Quote Originally Posted by noel View Post
    how many rods does a man need.

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    Any more than 30 could be seen as spoiling yourself

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    Default DIY Wader Repair

    I tried uhu didn't working for me. The lad I spoke to said had to be very runny mixed with acetone.

    I couldn't find the lidl kind and yeah nail type stuff even with a high concentration of acetone didn't do it for me.


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    Default Re: DIY Wader Repair

    Hi All,
    I'm clearly using the low tech solution to this problem. I have 2 pairs of waders, Simms G4Z for winter, which I got at a huge discount, and a pair of Vision Ikon Zip for the warmer weather. I treat both pairs every year with a thin layer of Shoe Goo, a cheap version of Aquasure etc, applied with a piece of plastic about 12mm wide along all the seams up to waist height. Although I am 18 stone plus I very rarely get seam leaks. If I said "never" I would have BobP questioning me
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    Bill

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    Default Re: DIY Wader Repair

    Black Puraflex 40 330ml from Toolstation 5.23 works well on Neoprene. You can thin it with Xylene/Toluene if necessary. It is more flexible than aquasure/stormsure which is important on stress joints. Itis also easier to apply I use a small flexible spatula. Does anyone know the best way to store Puraflex to extend its life?

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    Default Re: DIY Wader Repair

    Thanks for the tip in the OP. I used UHU thinned with acetone on the front seams of my waders which have had a small leak for quite a while. Out last night and it seems to have worked perfectly.

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    Default Re: DIY Wader Repair

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffhirst View Post
    Black Puraflex 40 330ml from Toolstation 5.23 works well on Neoprene. You can thin it with Xylene/Toluene if necessary. It is more flexible than aquasure/stormsure which is important on stress joints. Itis also easier to apply I use a small flexible spatula. Does anyone know the best way to store Puraflex to extend its life?
    Like most sealants in a cartridge when you have opened it I expect that starts to cure from the nozzle tip down . Throw the nozzle away after use , put some cling film around the thread and then screw a clean nozzle on to keep the cling film in place . You can get spare nozzles in bags of 5 or 10 .

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